Georgia well-represented in MLB Draft

Posted 6/8/18

Georgia made its mark on the 2018 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. A total of 49 players from state colleges and high schools were selected. Of that total, 27 were high school players.

Former Buford High School catcher and Georgia Tech standout Joey Bart was selected second overall by the San Francisco Giants. Meanwhile, Houston selected Clemson outfielder and former Lambert High star Seth Beer in the first round with the 28th overall pick.

Cartersville catcher Anthony Seigler was the first high school player chosen from Georgia. The ambidexterous athlete was taken by the New York Yankees in the first round with the 23rd overall selection. 

And the Cleveland Indians took Forsyth Central pitcher Ethan Hankins in the first round with the 35th overall pick.